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    Schrodinger's caterpillar tracks: are dead or alive?

    Hi Craneballs developers,

    There are some pictures with vehicles made in an old editor, vehicles which have caterpillar tracks.
    https://forum.planet-nomads.com/threads/76-Battle-Tank

    Are caterpillar tracks still planned to be added?

    The editor was also Unity based?

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    Last edited by Menzagitat; 09-08-2018 at 05:19 PM. Reason: I placed them into a box.

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    I certainly hope so!

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    You are forgot about few titans



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    Damn...I want tracks SO BADLY.

    It'sa one of the things that attrascted me to the gae in the first place. I play other sandbox sutrvival/building games, but none had tracks. None really have working tracks that have been successfully made from existing blocks that work like tracks should either. The early pics of this game with them really grabbed my attention...and hten I found they had been dropped.

    Please....UNDROP THEM!

    And for those citing Space Engineers 'tracked vehicles' those things have lots of bodges and owrkarounds, and usually require block damage to be turned off. One guy here has built a tracked vehicle and got it to run before it exploded. I did the same. But you cannot steer them.

    ~Would maker a lovely Christmas Present....hint hint

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flakmagnet1701 View Post
    It'sa one of the things that attrascted me to the gae in the first place...
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    The picture which I posted, is the background image of https://www.planet-nomads.com/buy/

    Quote Originally Posted by Flakmagnet1701 View Post
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    I found they had been dropped.
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    Do you have a link to that announcement?
    I remember that I saw such a comment in a thread but I cannot find it. Could be a "deja vu".
    Maybe the feature was never implemented in the first place and might be in a "to be done later" state.

    It is not part of the 2018 roadmap and I think survival should be the focus of the remaining half of the year.
    But maybe they can attempt it in 2019?

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    I didn't get the feeling tracks were dropped specifically, it was more of a collateral damage victim of a massive restructure in the building engine (along with other construction items). The original editor was a cool experiment where you could use everything but the kitchen sink to build what you wanted, but I think the reality of making all of those things actually work in the physics-heavy Unity environment forced a big step back. Felt like they had to go "back to basics" and start working up block by block to promote stable play - not an unusual tactic by any means.

    That makes me hopeful that as things progress, we'll get back some (or all) of those features that were in the editor originally. Tracks would be a huge one for me too! Considering all of the threads lamenting the horrible traction and issues with wheels these days, tracks could really help if done right.

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    I see. These are Schrödinger's caterpillar tracks

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    I would like to hear an official response on the topic.

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